I have turned into a routine person. It seems strange for me to admit to this because I have thought of myself as the opposite for most of my life. I can't say for sure when routine became my thing as I can only seem to recognize this when I am experiencing non-routine situations and fall into a sense of confusion, similar to the "What the hell?" movement as opposed to the, "What the hell!" movement.
I hate resolutions for the new year. People set up these outlandish goals, like to exercise and eat right. Honey, if you haven't been doing that before 1/1, chances are it ain't happenin' after 1/10. So, with that in mind, I have resolved to make a resolution to the best of my current state. I was originally thinking that I would do or try something new at least once a week but I quickly realized that my out for that would be to try new foods and would likely end up being 48 new flavors of ice cream and 4 new potato chip flavors or some other item, like different types of chocolate. I also realized that doing or trying involves a break from the routine and while I think I can do that periodically, once a week would immediately throw me into that category of outlandish goal setter. For this year, I will be breaking the routine and setting a resolution that may be achievable. To do or try something new at least once a month. I think I can find 12 new things that won't send me spinning into, "What the hell?" but might possibly lead to a resolution for the following year to join the "What the hell!" movement. I'm also making a personal promise that these new things will only be food related for up to 3 of the 12. Recommendations? Suggestions? Share in the comments!